Welcome to the official 2023 House & Garden SA Gift Guide! Throughout November and December, we will showcase our favourite objects and gifts for any kind of person and occasion in your life. Picture guides for foodies, stocking-stuffers, and of course those who seem to have everything (trust us, they definitely don’t).
But if you are stumped as to what to gift that one person who seems to have everything, the best way to combat the dilemma is simple (and maybe controversial): Give them a little bit of everything.
Let us explain: The person who seems to have everything they’d want in life and more possesses many of their material wishes, where sense, nostalgia, and experiences fill the ephemera gaps between what they already have. Plus, they tend to have a certain proclivity for variety, the spice of life. That’s why we think gifting locally-curated gift hampers is the way to go, especially for those with a taste for the finer things in life.
Give the Gift of Summer Bliss from Babylonstoren
It is no secret the sweetheart of the Western Cape’s Winelands, Babylonstoren has a strong gifting game. If you have ever visited their scent room, wine shop, or farm stores then you know the divine objects of desire that await. This festive season, they have curated many of their fan-favourite foods, wines, and lifestyle goods to inform an amazing range of gift hampers, and there is something for everyone. Our pick is the Sweet Summer Bliss pack and is under R1,000. This light hearted curation of festive-ready treats is great to share with someone who loves little indulgences. You will be gifting a bottle of Candide white blend, a bottle of Mourvèdre Rosé, Rooibos & thyme Nougat, White chocolate with almonds, and a slab of Dark chocolate with rye.
Gifts for Green Thumbs from Poetry
Since Poetry launched their Poetry of Living collection, we’ve been keeping our eyes on new launches for both our homes and gardens. Poetry stores in general are a great place to find small gifts from kitchenware, to drinkware, and now garden accessories. That’s why we are tickled by their latest range of gift hampers for every kind of kindred spirit from home entertainers, bakers, and gardeners.
Their Green Thumb Gift Hamper is perfect for the home gardener, no matter the size of their garden. Wrapped in a soft pink gift box, the hamper contains a Large Floral Planter, the Heidi Gardening Tool Set, Metal Herb Tags Set, and a copy of Rewild Your Garden by Frances Tophill.
Give the Gift of the Winelands from Boschendal
Few wineries embody the bucolic nature and heritage of the Cape Winelands as much as Boschendal. Thank goodness they have wrapped up many delicious goods from their deli and homeware store to gift this festive season. We recommend their Live Our Farm Basket, which showcases what a day at Boschendal feels like. This basket Includes: A bottle of Boschendal Black Angus, Cheddar Cheese Straws, a 500ml Olive Oil tin, Kalamata Olives, feta cheese & sundried tomato, Whole green Fig preserve, chocolate pecan biscotti tin, green Boschendal tea towel, dark chocolate dipped nougat 10's, all wrapped in a picnic basket with leather straps.